I can't say that I studied today's newscasts, but I was struck by the amount of time given by the NFL to military endeavors at various NFL games. I couldn't help wondering whether the NFL was paid for these displays as it has been been paid for previous similar ventures.
I was alive fifteen years ago and don't remember the military being involved in any significant way. Today's performances would have been more reflective of that day if firefighters were being remembered today.
Again, without denigrating the troops, It seems odd to be praising a military that has not won a war in 70 years.